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Idaho Game Management Unit Southern Mountains Wolf

  • ID:Southern Mountains
  • State:ID
  • Species:Wolf
  • Area:7,772 square miles
  • Elevation:3,600 ft - 12,400 ft
  • Public Lands:6,371 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:82%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:72
  • Campgrounds:53
  • Fishing Access Sites:11
  • Trailheads:70
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:2,337 acres
  • National Forests:Boise National Forest, Challis National Forest, Salmon National Forest, Sawtooth National Forest, Targhee National Forest
  • Lat-Long:43.976253, -114.027920

The Southern Mountains zone regulates hunting opportunities for wolf in Idaho and covers 7,772 square miles. Public lands comprise 6,371 square miles (82%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Anderson Dam. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 3,600 feet to a high of 12,400 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 2,337 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 53 campgrounds, and 11 public fishing access sites. There are 70 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Boise National Forest, Challis National Forest, Salmon National Forest, Sawtooth National Forest, Targhee National Forest, Appendicitis Hill Wilderness Study Area, Black Canyon Wilderness Study Area, Burnt Creek Wilderness Study Area, Corral-Horse Basin Wilderness Study Area, Craters of the Moon National Monument Wilderness, Friedman Creek Wilderness Study Area, Goldburg Wilderness Study Area, Hawley Mountain Wilderness Study Area, Jerry Peak West Wilderness Study Area, Jerry Peak Wilderness Study Area, Sawtooth Wilderness, Sawtooth Wilderness Study Area, White Knob Mountains Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, 72 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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